April 19, 2013: Serbia and Kosovo sign a deal marking a milestone in their relations and a demonstration of EU soft power. How did the deal come about, what is its design, and what solutions does it bring?
Four years after the declaration of independence the Serbs in Northern Kosovo voted against the institutions of the young state. But although official Belgrade and Priština have opposite opinions on the future status of Kosovo none of them supported the referendum. Why is this so and what are the possible consequences of the referendum?
Achieving independence is no easy task and usually involves armed conflicts and humanitarian crises. The latest country to declare independence, South Sudan, is no exception in this sense. The following article aims to analyze the external factors that make the path to sovereignty so difficult.
Last week the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj warned that partition of Kosovo along ethnic lines could unleash a new wave of violence across the Balkans thus causing a domino effect. United Explanation analyses which are the factors that could lead to such a result in case the partition of Kosovo would indeed happen.